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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release

April 5, 2006

No. 6 Emporia Sweeps Northwest

MARYVILLE, Mo. - The Northwest baseball team dropped a pair of games to No. 6 Emporia State on Wednesday afternoon in Maryville.

The Bearcats were shutout 2-0 in the first game before rallying back in Game 2 to ultimately fall 6-3.

In Game 1, The Bearcats were held to just four hits, thanks to six strong innings from Emporia's Toro Trevino.

Northwest's only scoring threat in the first game came in the bottom of the fifth inning. After Matt Coons reached first on a bunt, Tristan Stewart doubled. Coons was thrown out at home, ending the Bearcats rally.

The Hornets had a run in the first inning when Bill Sharp knocked in Tim Barger. They tacked on another run in the top of the sixth.

Coons had two hits to lead the Bearcats.

Mark Lewis threw a complete game, giving up nine hits and two earned runs.

In Game 2, the Bearcats had the tying run on base with no outs in the bottom of the ninth, but their comeback fell three runs short.

The Bearcats trailed 5-0 headed into the bottom of the seventh inning, before they broke a shutout that spanned 13 innings when Coons homered to left field.

In the ninth, Britt Westman reached on an error, and moved to third when Coons singled. Stewart then had an infield single that scored Westman and moved Coons to second. Ryley Westman then walked, loading the bases with no outs.

Ben Malick flied out to right field for the first out and Pat Whitt followed with a strikeout. The final out came when a Billy Burns groundball retired R. Westman at second.

Northwest drops to 9-16 (3-7 MIAA). Emporia State improves 27-4 (10-0 MIAA).

The Bearcats are back in action Friday when they travel to Joplin, Mo. against Missouri Southern at 7 p.m.

For more information, please contact:

Media Relations Department, Northwest Athletics | 660.562.1118 | Fax: 660.562.1582

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